Thermal imaging devices or firefighting cameras can assist in finding victims through smoke, see in darkness and locate the center of a fire. They can even assist in spotting holes in flooring or other structural weaknesses, warning firefighters before their lives are endangered.
Even after the fire has been extinguished, a thermal imaging survey can detect unseen embers and other hidden dangers.
It has been proven many times over that firefighters equipped with thermal image devices save more lives and preserve property. Being able to find trapped victims through dense smoke or darkness is the most obvious application for thermal imaging, but the possible applications are endless. A thermal image device can contribute in a variety of unique ways and become an indispensable firefighting tool.